AND THE WINNERS WERE. . .
LOS ROBLES GREENS G.C. - 02/07/2019 The rainstorms subsided and the sun shown as the Low Round of the Day
was a solid 77 posted by Gordon Crook who had declined to enter the Super Gross wagering but marked mightily in the other pots by winning the Low Putts award and 2+1/2 birdie payouts for the day's top dollar of $66. Brian Oblak marked in all 5 wager categories with a tie for 1st place in both Super Gross & Low Net, also 1st in Partners and 2nd in Low Putts plus a 1/2 shared birdie for a $33 total winnings. The fourth birdie payout,worth an even $20, went to Val Mayer. The Porter Low Gross award was won by Craig Fehrman who added a Partners 2nd place for his $13 take. Ron Troncatty tied for both Super Gross & Low Net, but without any of his usual birdie monies settled for a modest $12 day. Mike Gannon was the runner-up in Porter Gross and took Partners 1st to earn $9. A pair of 3rd places in both Net & Partners sent $6 to Marilou Miller. Partners 2nd place paid $3 to John Moskoff and the Partners 3rd pairing gave $2 to Jimmy Dodds while 3 other unnamed competitors presumably enjoyed their day minus a trip to the winners window. WOODLEY LAKES G.C. - 02/14/2019Cancelled due to heavy rains that turned the entire course into a giant lake best suited for aquatic events. SIMI HILLS G. C. - 02/21/2019: To paraphrase the courageous postal service credo neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail would stay the 11 dedicated Thursday Groupers from completion of their appointed rounds in the winter-like conditions that prevailed at Simi Hills on this day. Amazingly the Low Round of the Day was a slick 79 posted by former Low Handicap Member, Bill "Cuz" Hargrave, who was visiting from his outpost in Prescott, AZ. Top Dollar winning amount was a modest $36 scooped up by Paul Venetos from his 1st Place in Low Putts, runner-up in Porter Low Gross, and 1+1/3 in birdie monies. John Moskoff claimed $22 from a pair of shared birdies along with 2nds in Net, Partners, & Putts. Bob Stone nabbed the Porter Low Gross award and added a Partners 1st & Net 2nd to earn $17. Brian Oblak won the uncontested Super Low Gross prize along with a share in the birdie bucks for a $15 payout. Another $15 found Bill Lewis in First Place in both Low Net & Partners. More shared birdie loot and a Partners 2nd paid $14 to Bruce Simon and still more shared birdie booty sent $11 to Sunny Weiss. Not to be left out Jimmy Dodds and Bob Planck partnered up in 3rd place worth a paltry One Buck apiece. ENCINO MUNI G.C. - 02/28/2019: Jim Sabbe "plumbing-bobbed" his way to a sizzling 73 Gross that dominated the competition and earned $67 from 2+1/2 shares of the birdie booty, the Super Low Gross award, and a Partners runner-up spot for good measure. Bob Stone tied for the Porter Low Gross title, placed 2nd in Partners, and got a solo birdie for $31 winnings. John Moskoff shared one of Mr. Sabbe's tweeters, took 1st in Partners, & 2nd in Low Net to claim $26. An even 20 Bucks went to Brian Oblak for the day's Low Putts total at 28 and a Super Gross runner-up spot. Mike Belson played well below the triple-digit figure here on his home course to easily grab 1st places in both Low Net & Partners for his $19 take home. Paul Venetos tied Mr. Stone for the Porter Low Gross title and took 2nd in Low Putts for a $13 reward. A pair of $4 payouts went to Jimmy Dodds and Bob Planck, JD for his 3rds in both Net & Partners, and the Planckster for his Partners 2nd place while a Two Dollar Bill found Marilou Miller tied for 3rd Low Net.
Still keeping things going on the gigs front, thanks to Brian Oblak. Last month he did an episode of Grey's Anatomy directed by Debbie Allen, which airs March 28. During this first week of March he guests on NCIS. Two shows that have really withstood the test of time -- It was great to see long time absent member Bill Hargrave at Simi Hills who journeyed away from Prescott Arizona to visit with "cuz" Bob Planck. For those who didn't know him, he was the boom man for absent Members Dick Raguse and Dean Hodges in the early days of television -- There will be a memorial service for Jim Dodd's late wife Joanne on March 30 at 11 a.m. at St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd. It is just west of Tampa Ave. Casual dress is required. -- The only birthday this month belongs to Mike Belson who adds another one on the fourth.
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